HEART OF A BEAST
(Love is the word)
BY BLESSING SILVER
Have you ever lived in a mansion, have servants do your biddings and guys flock at you.. have you ever had a life you can describe as perfect and just when everything starts to get more fantastic, it crashes right in your face??. if not then I have and trust me, the experience is pretty awful, sad and toe-curling..
A day that was supposed to be a happy, jubilant one, the day when you feel older and prettier cos you’re adding a year turns out to be my worst nightmare. . It changed my life, my family and destroyed my once perfectly shaped life.
Moving to the countryside and staying in a house that you can describe as gooey, being a nerd just to get less attention, having to bear with being the prime victim of bullies fun, an ever busy mom and an unconscious dad.. Staying in a school with no friends and lots of enemy, a place no better than prison.
My life twisted in a jiffy to an unthinkable one.. Something I still find hard to believe and just when I thought things couldn’t get any worst, I got entangled in a wave that’s way more bigger to fight.. The impossible.. Life just isn’t for me.
She stands by the roadside, panting heavily.. She had tears in her eyes, she looks sad.. She always had that face each time he came across her, he had tried to meet her.. Talk to her, make friends with her.. Share her problems and console her but she had been distant.. He had tried to approach her but she had shun him.
Perhaps it was because he was only six she looked lesser or maybe she just didn’t want to talk to him. He only wished for her to stop being sad because somehow it affected him..Probably not physically but emotionally he felt her pain..Though he didn’t know the cause of it but he felt it and it had drawn him to her..she sounded rude at first but he assumed it was because of her state. This is the fourth time he was seeing her this way in two days.. Sad, disturbed, lonely, furious and worried.. She is beautiful, undoubtedly she is and he had liked her at first sight, he wonder how she’ll look like if she smiles since her face is this stunning in tears ..
He stands transfixed in his spot, staring into her pretty face and watching as her brunette shimmered in the sun rays and as the tears pours from her eyes, filling his heart with dark grief.
He took three gentle steps toward her then stopped, he was scared. Scared of getting shunned, scared of what she might do when she finds out that he is here again after she had warned him never to show up again the last time..
She doesn’t hate him, she’s just sad and it hurt him that she didn’t want his company.
He takes few more steps toward her and she looks up, their eyes met..her wet eyelid blinked, he was expecting her to get annoyed or scream at him and order him to stop stalking her, to live her life alone and learn to mind his business like she had always done but instead she smiled at him..he felt his heart melting as his eye caught her smile..He had never seen her smile so beautifully, she always has a sad face but as she smile right now she looks like a princess..a pretty princess even more than the ones in fairytales..his heart melts at her, he love her smile, love her when she smiled and love her totality..
She is his first love.
“Hey” she sayd..
He almost fainted..did she just talk to him..her voice..
Her voice was as gently as a dove, it was as if a bird was singing..it was sweet..so melodious.
The most sweetest voice he’s ever heard apart from his mom’s.
He finds himself loving her more and his lips curving into a sincere friendly smile..
“Hi” he greets back still with a smile..
“Wanna sit?” She asked shifting and signalling with her hand to the tiled floor.
“Sure” he says as he moves closer to sit beside her..
Her scent were of rose..
Freshly plucked rose.
He saw her wiping her tears with her little hand and sniffing.
“Why are you crying?” He ask with his tiny masculine voice; a question that’s he has always wanted to ask her and always wanted a reply..
Not her running away and cursing him and since she was kind to him, he thought it was best he asked her now.
She face him, her blue eyes staring into his and sending shivers down his spines.
“You don’t..wanna tell me?” He stammered and she smile at him again and sniff..tucking her golden brown hair behind her ears.
“Do you wanna know?” She asked with same angelic voice.
Of course he wants to know..
Why was he asking if he didn’t want to know, why has he been pestering and following her if he didn’t wanna know..
And why was she asking him that question..
“Yes..I really do wanna know” he says. She licked her lower lips, he felt that urge to kiss her, those soft thin and pink lips..he wanted to feel it on his..to know just how her lips tasted like, how her breath scented like.
He wish he could kiss her..hold her in his arms and comfort her, to assure her that everything would be OK.
But dang it!, he couldn’t..he is just 6!.. not that he hadn’t done it before, he had kissed Shirley…a girl in his kindergarten class but he didn’t love her, he only wanted to know what it tasted like and his mom scolded him for it when he told her..she said he was too young to kiss a girl and that when he was a little bit older he could do it..
“Mom’s having a baby” she says and he narrowed his eyebrow..
is that why she was crying, what was wrong with a baby or doesn’t she want a kid brother or sister.
“I sure do wanna have little siblings” she paused as if answering his thoughts then continued..”The doctor said mom’s sick and that she might die if she have the baby” she said with a sad face and he sighed..
That was it.. she wants the baby and she is scared of losing her mom..
“What’s wrong with her?” He ask.
“No one told me but I heard it from dad when he was telling Aunt Cathy..he said they’re gonna take mom somewhere and tear her stomach open and bring out the baby..I also heard that she might not survive it, I know she won’t..I mean how’s anyone going to survive that horrible and disgusting act.. It’s impossible” she say as she hold her round face in her palm and began crying again..
He shifted closer to her and did what he had always wanted to do..comfort her.
He know her pains, he understand what she is trying to say but she had misunderstood what her dad was saying to her Aunt and that’s why she is like this.
“Who told you they’ll open your mommy’s tummy?” He asks.
“Delia, she’s my friend..she said she heard it from her mom” she answers.
“She’s wrong” he say and watched her face lit up..
“How?” She asks…her blue eyes boring into his
“They’re not going to kill your mom to save your baby sibling” he said and she looked up at him.
“Really?” She asks and he nods.
“My mom also had the same issue before she had my baby sister” he started.
“Did she die?” She asks him curiously and he smile..
She looked cute making that face and he had that urge to cup it.
“She didn’t die..” he says and her lips slightly parted.
“For real?” She asks.
“Yes..she went to the hospital and the doctor did..um what’s it called again..um, yeah my dad said it was a caesarean section.it’s like a surgical incision according to what dad said and qualified doctors handle it, mom did it and she and my baby sister are healthy” he says and she smile.
“Wow..so that’s what mom’s going to do and she’ll be fine?” She asked and he nodded..
“I guess so, since mom survived then yours definitely will” he say and she suddenly engulfed him in a tight hug..
“Thanks a lot for telling me this.. You have no idea how relieved I am ” she say and he strolled his hand on her hair..
“You’re welcome” he said and she disengaged..staring at him shyly she stands up.
“I have to go see mom now” she said tucking her hair behind her ear..she tiptoed and gave him a quick peck then face him smiling.
“I’m glad I helped” he say and she chuckled..he dipped his hand in his pocket and caught the necklace his mom had given him on his as a gift and gave it to her..she took it and looked at him..
“It’s beautiful..” she say
“I want you to have it..I wish to see you again”
She put the necklace on, running her fingers on the shiny stones that embedded it.
“Me too” she smiles back at him before taking off.
He stood on his spot with a smile that didn’t leave his face..He felt so happy talking to her, he traced his hand on his cheek, the spot where her lips touched.
He loved it and he was sure the memory would stay with him for a long time..
And jeez..he didn’t even ask for her name..
He couldn’t wait to see her again.. And he did after a very long time but it was in the most awful and unfortunate way that neither of them could envision.
An intriguing story you shouldn’t miss.. Love, hatred, comedy, tears, toe-curling, war, survival, betrayal and heartbreak, all in one piece.. Watch out!!.
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By BLESSING SILVER.